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Once again Vanyaland is teaming up with Berklee College of Music for the annual Boston & Beyond party at South-By-Southwest. This year’s event goes down at Friends Bar on 6th Street in Austin, complete with a St. Patrick’s Day backdrop, an open bar, and seven bands and artists poised for a breakout to national stages: Aüva, Bat House, Boketto The Wolf, Contact, Rebecca Loebe, TRISHES, and Weakened Friends. The party is presented by the Red Room at Cafe 939 and the Berklee Popular Music Institute and its student-run label Heavy Rotation Records, and open to SXSW badgeholders and the general public by RSVPing via Do617. Not headed to Austin this year? Keep it locked to vanyaland.com as we stream the event as it happens.
SXSW ‘Boston & Beyond’ Spotlight: Weakened Friends
Bio: “Fuzz rock trio Weakened Friends (featuring alumna bassist/vocalist Annie Hoffman) plays music that is catchy, moody, candid, and to-the-point. The group’s live performances—relentlessly energetic and unapologetically loud—cast an immediate and cathartic pull onto anyone within earshot. The Le Sigh said ‘The band’s choruses are as big as their hearts and singing along seems less like an option and more of a primordial urge,’ and Vanyaland praised the band’s ‘upbeat, supercharged songs that lyrically reflect the confusion and chaos of modern life.'”
YouTube Channel: Playlist: Weakened Friends
Tour starts in just about two weeks! We're very excited! Will we be seeing you out there? SXSW details are in and below – all events so far in the comments. COME HANG! ********* 3/10 – Portland, ME – Port City Music Hall ( ACLU of Maine Benefit) 3/15 – Austin, TX – SXSW 3/16 – Counter Intuitive Records Party – Austin, TX – SXSW 3/17 – Berklee College of Music/ Vanyaland Showcase – Austin, TX – SXSW 3/18 – Dallas, TX – Sofar Sounds 3/19 – Austin, TX – SXSW 3/21 – Nashville, TN – Hook & Sinker Booking (House Show) 3/22 – Chattanooga, TN – sluggo's north vegetarian cafe 3/23 – Charleston, WV – House Show 3/24 – Baltimore, MD – The Windup Space 3/25 – Portsmouth, NH – 3S Artspace 3/30 – Philadelphia, PA – JJ's Diner (House Show) 3/31 – Asbury Park, NJ – APMF / Lakehouse Recording Studios 4/01 – Manhattan, NY – Mercury Lounge 4/04 – Southbridge, MA – starlite 4/05 – Boston, MA – Great Scott 4/06 – Providence, RI – Dusk 4/07 – Bangor, ME – Central Gallery 4/22 – Scarborough, ME – Bull Moose / Record Store Day (special new release :D) Photo – Peter Jensen Bissell